By Anthony B. Pinn
Like no earlier reference, African American non secular Cultures captures the entire scope of African American non secular identification, tracing the lengthy historical past of African American engagement with non secular perform whereas exploring the origins and complexities of present non secular traditions.This step forward encyclopedia bargains alphabetically geared up entries on each significant non secular trust method because it has developed between African American groups, masking its beginnings, improvement, significant doctrinal issues, rituals, very important figures, and defining moments. additionally, the paintings illustrates how the social and fiscal realities of lifestyles for African americans have formed ideals around the spectrum of spiritual cultures.
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Pinn 2004) WILLIAM R. JONES (1938–) Recently retired from Florida State University where he was Professor of Religion and Director of African American Studies, William R. Jones also taught at Yale Divinity School. He received the BA from Howard University, the Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, and the PhD from Brown University. Working in philosophy and theology, Jones is best known for his critique of African American theism and liberation theology found in Is God a White Racist?
Jones has been active in the Unitarian Universalist Association and has held numerous leadership positions within the organization. African Americans and Religious Humanism While there is some variation, these principles represent the general sense of ethics that frames religious humanism within African American communities. These five concerns entail, to some degree, what we might identify as core concerns, and it is these principles that frame anything one might label humanist practices. Unlike many of the religious traditions found within African American communities, there is little about the core humanist principles that necessitate a central or common space for practice.
So interpreted, about the best that can be hoped for with respect to mysticism is an intuited and parallel relationship of like-minded individuals in pursuit of a marginally common goal. Historical Development Experiences that engender and enable religious faith are arguably among the most important predictors and precipitants of culture in African America. However, despite the cultural capital often associated with religion, commentators who write about the black estate seldom if ever deal with the topic of mysticism.
African American Religious Cultures (2 Vol. Set) by Anthony B. Pinn